• Valaam Island

    In the Northern part of lake Ladoga, called in the ancient times nevo, there are numerous Islands, the largest of them being Valaam.
    Light water rough lake wash an archipelago; without going to the shores of the Valaam Islands, they form picturesque bays and Straits, many of which serve as a refuge for ships seeking salvation from the fury of the waves. The marvelous picture reflected in the clear, calm waters of a high, precipitous cliffs give way to views of thick forest standing on the shores of big and small Islands.

  • Kostomukshsky State Nature Reserve

    Kostomukshsky State Nature...

    Kostomukshsky State Natural Reserve is located in the territory of the Republic of Karelia within Muezersky and Kalevala district. Its total area - 47,569 hectares.

  • State Nature Reserve Pasvik

    State Nature Reserve Pasvik

    Pasvik Nature Reserve is located in the northwestern part of the Kola Peninsula, on the border of the forest-tundra and northern boreal forest within the boundaries of the northern taiga subzone.

  •  State natural Nizhne-Svirsky reserve

    State natural Nizhne-Svirsky...

    State natural Nizhne-Svirsky reserve is located on the territory of the Lodeinopolsk district of the Leningrad region, on the right Bank of the river Svir. Its total area is equal to 41.4 hectares.

  • Onega lake

    Onega lake

    Onega lake is a lake in the North-West of the European part of the Russian Federation located on the territory of Karelia.

  • Lake Ladoga

    Ladoga lake

    The Ladoga lake is the largest freshwater lake in Europe. The lake area without the Islands 17,6 thousand km2

  • Indigenous peoples of Karelia: Russian

    Indigenous peoples of Karelia:...

    Before the beginning of mass resettlement of Russian peasants in Karelia most part of the territory of the modern Republic was inhabited by Karelians...

  • Indigenous peoples of Karelia: the Karelians

    Indigenous peoples of Karelia:...

    The Karelians are the indigenous people of Karelia, who lived on these lands for hundreds of years.

  • Climate Zaonezhye

    Climate Zaonezhye

    Climate Zaonezhye is very different from the weather regimes in the neighbouring areas of Karelia.

  • Karelian wooden architecture

    Karelian wooden architecture

    In addition to the huge number of attractions, Karelia has unique characteristics that distinguish it from other regions and countries.

  • Snowmobiling in Karelia

    Snowmobiling in Karelia

    Landscape diversity of Karelia contributes to the creation of routes of different levels of complexity...

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    Lake and the river - Vuoksa

    Vuoksa represents a unique combination of the river and system of the lakes which are in territory at once of two countries - Russia and Finland.

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